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Author Bourke, Roger.

Title Prisoners of the Japanese : literary imagination and the prisoner-of-war experience / Roger Bourke
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2006


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 W'PONDS  827.04 B7747 A6/P  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 208 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Prisoners of the Japanese -- A Town Like Alice and the prisoner of war as Christ-figure -- Ian Watt and the 'myth' of The Bridge on the River Kwai -- King Rat, Empire of the Sun, and the art of survival --Australian prisoner-of-war fiction
Summary Between December 1941 and May 1942, the Japanese army took more than 130,000 allied prisoners of war, more than a quarter did not survive their imprisonment. Here, Bourke analyses the major novels and films of the prisoners-of-war experience under the Japanese and uncovers the extent to which these fictions have influenced our beliefs
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index
Subject Boulle, Pierre, 1912-1994. Pont de la rivière Kwaï. English -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009. Empire of the sun -- Criticism and interpretation
Clavell, James. King Rat -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960. Legacy -- Criticism and interpretation.
War in literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.
Prisoners of war in motion pictures.
Prisoners of war in literature.
War stories, Australian -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Fiction.
Prisoners of war -- Australia.
Prisoners of war -- Singapore -- Changi.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 2006445122
ISBN 0702235644 paperback
9780702235641 paperback